Friday 4 March 2011 

Cricket Betting: Ireland To Upset Favourites?

Cricket Betting: Ireland To Upset Favourites?
Cricket Betting: Ireland To Upset Favourites?
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Ireland are 10/1 with Ladbrokes to follow their epic win over England with a victory over hosts and tournament favourites India on Sunday. National hero Kevin O’Brien is 5/1 to be his side’s top scorer again, with Ireland 7/2 to qualify for the quarter finals in the latest cricket betting odds.
 
England are 6/4 to bounce back from their humiliating defeat and beat South Africa, with Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott all available at 7/2 to be top run scorer. The Proteas are 8/15 favourites though, with Hashim Amla and the in-form AB de Villiers both 3/1 to be top scorer.
 
Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi has been installed at 5/4 favourite to be the top wicket taker in the World Cup after picking up 14 scalps in his opening three games. The Pakistan captain is followed by Mitchell Johnson at 7/1, with Imran Tahir, Lasith Malinga and Kemar Roach all available at 8/1.
 
David Williams, cricket betting expert at Ladbrokes, said, "Gaelic Cricket is all the rage this week. There are plenty of punters who strongly believe their victory over England wasn't a flash in the pan."

Latest cricket betting odds
 
India 1/33, Ireland 10/1
 
Ireland top runscorer

Joyce 4/1
Porterfield 4/1
K. O’Brien 5/1
N. O’Brien 5/1
Stirling 5/1
 
Top tournament wicket taker

Afridi 5/4
Johnson 7/1
Tahir 8/1
Malinga 8/1
Roach 8/1
 
Top tournament run scorer

Sehwag 4/1
De Villiers 4/1
Strauss 5/1
Tendulkar 8/1
 
To win the World Cup

India 5/2
South Africa 4/1
Australia 9/2
Sri Lanka 9/2
Pakistan 7/1
England 10/1